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  • MHAFB Enhances Joint Force Capabilities with Idaho Army National Guard

    Since 1953, the area known as the Orchard Combat Training Center has been a premier joint combined arms training site. At an area roughly 8 miles south of Boise, the Idaho National Guard, Army Reservists and now the 366th Fighter Wing are able to train on 53,000 acres of non-dudded (non-explosive) impact area and approximately 3,300 acres of dudded impact area.
  • 726 ACS Honors Past Warriors, Strengthens Present Partnerships

    Since December, every Wednesday at 5:00 a.m., a small group of Airmen from the 726th Air Control Squadron could be seen heading east on Bomber Road with heavy rucksacks on their backs in the predawn darkness. Waking up that early on a cold Idaho winter morning to march 15+ miles with 35 pounds on their backs, before a workday, takes dedication and drive.
  • Resilient, Ready: MHAFB maintains readiness amid COVID-19 pandemic

    As COVID-19 and its impact on the Air Force attempts to cast a shadow on daily operations, members of the MHAFB community continue to maintain quality training and mission execution. Gunfighters are doing their part in keeping birds in the air and boots on the ground through persistent and innovative trainings and placing critical personnel where needed to be successful. Even as work schedules adjust to counter the COVID-19 pandemic, squadrons push forward with the resources they have in support of the mission.
  • Dynamic Force: 366th CES defines readiness

    To be a truly dynamic force is to master versatility, flexibility and teamwork. The 366th Civil Engineer Squadron led the way in developing multi-capable Airmen by conducting their Base Emergency Engineer Force (BEEF) training, Jan. 23, 2020. This month’s training is unique because it serves to equip Airmen with skills from other career fields for the purpose of increasing their capability and preparedness for rapid deployment.
  • An American Airman: MHAFB honors late Gunfighter

    The men and women of Mountain Home Air Force Base bid a final farewell to a fellow Gunfighter at a memorial ceremony to honor his memory, Jan. 16, 2020. On Dec. 20, 2019, The 391st Fighter Squadron’s roll call was absent one voice. Capt. Ryan S. Gipson, call sign “Rooster”, was the 391st FS’s wing munitions manager. He passed away after battling medical complications. While his passing was felt in the hearts of all who knew him, his memory was immortalized in a moving memorial ceremony.
  • Unity: MHAFB religious affairs champions faith education

    Unit cohesion is a key element directly tied to mission success and Airman morale. It's brought about by the building of effective relationships and the practice of understanding differences. This ideal was championed by the MHAFB religious affairs when they constructed an interfaith council, Jan. 17, 2020. The vision for the program was born of the desire to educate. In the interfaith council program, people with different belief systems come together monthly to learn about each others’ faiths. The goal is not to convert, but to expand horizons and shed light on other belief systems.
  • 366 SFS commemorates canine comrade

    The 366th Fighter Wing Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers held a memorial ceremony to celebrate the life of a canine friend September 25, 2019, at the base chapel. Alf V198 was a military working dog (MWD) explosive detection dog and served in the United States Air Force from May 16, 2013, to August 29, 2019.
  • Vacation Bible School: growing faith and community

    Few things are more pure than a child’s smile, more infectious than an uncontrollable laugh, or more important than a good friend. Each summer these smiles, laughter and friends can be found at Vacation Bible School (VBS). The Liberty Chapel hosted VBS this week, Aug. 5-9, 2019, for over 110 youth.
  • 726th ACS exercise enhances readiness, rapid global mobility, builds leaders

    On the outskirts of base, a dirt road strays away from the comforts of civilization and deeper into the high desert. Luckily, the Air Force doesn’t need comfort or civilization to operate. The 726th Air Control Squadron refined their adaptive basing capabilities during Hardrock Exercise 19-2, July 9-19, 2019, at the Mobile Operating Air Base (MOAB) within Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho.
  • Summer – A time to enjoy family, friends, and practice good risk management

    While June 21 is the official beginning of summer, Memorial Day weekend acts as the unofficial kickoff to the summer season for many Air Force families. The weather is in that sweet spot between not too hot, and not too cold. Many families are enjoying an extended weekend together. Friends gather to barbeque and take time to honor those who died while serving the United States. Simply put, it is a great jump-start for the season to come.
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